Classic Banana Bread

By Friday, August 29, 2014

I’ve been making this recipe since I was 14. Seriously! Banana bread was one of the first things I learned to bake at my first job. In retrospect, it’s great for beginner bakers because it’s so darn easy. Pretty hard to mess up, right? Well that’s what I thought too. And then I made it a couple ...

Chewy Chocolate Peanut Squares

By Friday, August 15, 2014

These are actually the devil. I'm not a dessert person, but peanuts and chocolate? These are practically an Oh Henry bar. That you can make at home. Obviously I did not make these for My Other Half and I to consume ourselves. I made them for book club. I quickly found out they were too decadent to be ...

Cinnamon & Sugar Scones

By Friday, April 18, 2014

It's Good Friday, and the perfect time to stay home and do some baking for Easter morning. I hope you are spending the holiday weekend surrounded by loved ones! Perhaps it’s my British heritage that makes me so unbelievably obsessed with scones… I remember my first job at the Rose & Kettle Tearoom and I had to make ...

Blueberry & White Chocolate Scones

By Wednesday, June 26, 2013

This recipe is dedicated to one of my favourite coworkers, Ralf, who is sadly moving to Vancouver soon! He's been pestering me for the recipe... so we'll consider this post his going-away gift. Good luck Ralf!  Months ago, when in Toronto to visit friends and cheer My Other Half on at a basketball tournament, my friend ...

Summer Sunshine Loaf

By Friday, May 24, 2013

I’ve said it before, many times… I’m not a cake person. I’m not a dessert person, really. If I want something sweet, it’s normally fruit. Or Swedish Berries. But when we host dinner parties, I always try to have something simple for dessert. After all, lots of people love sweets. Every now and then I surprise myself though, ...

What To Do With Leftover Chocolate Chip Cookies

By Friday, June 8, 2012

Ever have one of those days when everything goes wrong? This seems to frequently happen to me in the kitchen. Sometimes, it seems like everything I touch burns, overcooks, undercooks or just doesn’t work out. And then there are the days when I incorrectly measure ingredients, forget about ingredients, and am generally just not paying attention. A ...

Healthy Spiced Carrot & Flax Muffins

By Saturday, March 24, 2012

Healthy food doesn’t taste good, does it? That’s the common misconception. But with this Spiced Carrot and Flax Muffin recipe, I’m about to prove the myth wrong. When I first added this recipe to my "to make" list, My Other Half turned up his nose and said “Ew. I am NOT interested in those.” Great. So, like the smart little ...

Healthy Broccoli Soup

By Wednesday, September 28, 2011

This post was updated in September 2014 with new photography! Every now and then I have a day that just makes me feel happy, relaxed and accomplished. I call these “perfect days” (another example can be found in my Calabogie/Guy Fieri post). This past Sunday was just that. I did exactly what I wanted to do, exactly ...

Delicious Nacho Bake and Strawberry Cheesecake Turnovers

By Friday, June 10, 2011

This post was updated in January 2015 with new photography! With My Other Half coming home from a short vacation on Monday, I thought it would be nice to make one of his favourite things… i.e. anything baked with ground beef, cheese and a crusty topping. I was watching Best Recipes Ever, as  often do (although I ...

Easy Fudge and Festive Halloween Cupcakes

By Wednesday, November 3, 2010

I’ve mentioned my time at the Rose & Kettle Tearoom before, and explained that my domestic life really started there. One of the things we always sold by the cash register was a variety of fudge – chocolate, butterscotch, vanilla, maple. We’d make a new fudge every week or so and snack on it as ...